Emeritus Harold Edward Harter Professor of Law


Professor Warren joined the faculty at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 1990, having been appointed to the Harold Edward Harter Endowed Chair of Commercial Law. Professor Warren attended law school at the George Washington University National Law Center, after being awarded a full scholarship as a Trustee Scholar.

He received his J.D. with honors in 1973. After graduation he served as law clerk for U.S. District Judge Seybourn H. Lynne, Chief Judge for the Northern District of Alabama. From 1974 to 1983 he was in the private practice of law in Birmingham, Alabama, first at Bradley, Arant, Rose and White, and then as a partner at Ritchie, Rediker and Warren.

He began his academic career in 1983, joining the faculty at the University of Alabama School of Law. Professor Warren has served as visiting professor of law at George Washington University, Emory University School of Law and the University of Arizona. In addition he was appointed Senior Fulbright Scholar and visiting professor of law at Queen Mary College, University of London, during the 1988-1989 academic year.

Professor Warren’s scholarship is directed toward securities regulation, corporate law and European Union law. He has published numerous articles in the United States and Europe, has been frequently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Business Week and other periodicals, and has testified before the United States Senate on the regulation of securities markets. He was a member of the SEC’s Federal Advisory Committee on Market Transactions and has served as a consultant to the London Stock Exchange, the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment and numerous state securities commissions.

Professor Warren has published articles in the Harvard International Law Journal, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, the Business Lawyer, the Common Market Law Review, the Washington University Law Quarterly, the Washington & Lee Law Review and the Duke Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems, among others, addressing corporate and securities law issues.

In addition to his teaching and research, Professor Warren serves on a number of American Bar Association committees and is an active member of the Kentucky, Alabama and District of Columbia Bar Associations and the American Law Institute. He has twice served as Chair of the Business Law Section of the Kentucky Bar Association.

In addition, he has served as President of the Louisville Orchestra and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival and now serves on the Board of Trustees of the Louisville Zoo Foundation. He also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Region of the American Red Cross and has volunteered for years with the Red Cross both nationally and internationally. He represented the American Red Cross as special counsel in connection with relief missions in Ethiopia, Sudan and India and at numerous meetings of the International Red Cross Movement and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.